For The Giulietta looks great and is available with some good engines. Most versions are well priced and equipped, and are cheap to run.
Against Rear-seat space, cabin quality and ride comfort disappoint. Refinement is another weakness, and while you can adjust the driving characteristics at the flick of a switch, the Giulietta is never really fun to drive.
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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a stylish alternative to the class favourites, but it disappoints in too many areas to threaten them.
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There are 15 Alfa Romeo Giulietta versions available
Target Price team says:
As with any Alfa Romeo, much of the Giulietta’s appeal lies in its distinctive styling. Look beyond that and it’s competent but nowhere near class-leading; it’s neither the roomiest small family hatch nor the best to drive, although it is available with some strong engines.
The entry-level Progression models are attractively priced and pretty well equipped. You’re better off with Distinctive, though, which is available with more engines than Progression, plus it comes with dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. Exclusive gets sportier looks and Sportiva comes with lots of equipment, but they're pretty pricey.
The Quadrifoglio Verde is the fastest model. It's hard to recommend, though, because it's expensive and isn't particularly good to drive.
Reader test team says:
I purchased this car new in April this year as I wanted to go back to having a car with an auto box and having done my homework the Giulietta offered…
I bought this car new and have had it for two months and so far so good. The car is solid, the suspension stiff (and exciting) and so far no rattles.…
Ive had this car now for a little over a year its just covered 67k the Good points is it still looks good and is a good drive and the DNA button helps…
I bought my 1.6 diesel Collezione 2 months ago. So far no issues at all. Excellent economy. With DNA activated the 1.6 Diesel engine gives you all the…